A survey of palmprint recognition

Adams Kong, Dapeng Zhang, Mohamed Kamel

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Palmprint recognition has been investigated over 10 years. During this period, many different problems related to palmprint recognition have been addressed. This paper provides an overview of current palmprint research, describing in particular capture devices, preprocessing, verification algorithms, palmprint-related fusion, algorithms especially designed for real-time palmprint identification in large databases and measures for protecting palmprint systems and users' privacy. Finally, some suggestion is offered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1408-1418
Number of pages11
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


  • Biometrics
  • Identical twins
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Template protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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